Ep 205: Secondhand Autism: What is it Like to Grow Up with an Autistic Sibling?

A unique look at autism and the family.

A unique look at autism and the family. In this interview with Paul Brodie, author of Secondhand Autism, we discover how an autistic brother gave the gift of resilience and strength to his family.

There are of course challenges, but ultimately there are lessons to be learned about life. Listen to what Paul has to say about growing up with his autistic brother Scott, what it was like for his siblings and his parents – what they sacrificed and how they grew from it.

Headline for Autism: A Select List of Credible Resources
16 items   6 followers   1 votes   27.22k views

Autism: A Select List of Credible Resources

Websites and credible information on Autism.


Oct 07, 2013 - - 3853
"Secondhand Autism" by Paul A Brodie

Diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children are happening at an increasing rate. The autism spectrum is very wide and includes many different expressions of symptoms. Regardless of the severity of autism in a child, autism isn't an individual disorder. Autism affects everyone in the family.

Oct 10, 2013 - - 4485
The Autism Spectrum in the 21st Century: Exploring Psychology, Biology and Practice

This well-researched book provides a much needed opportunity for professionals working in the field of autism, third-sector staff, students and affected family members to access impartial, accurate and up-to-date knowledge of the Autism Spectrum across a wide range of topics...

Dec 12, 2013 - - 4693
The boy whose brain could unlock autism

SOMETHING WAS WRONG with Kai Markram. At five days old, he seemed like an unusually alert baby, picking his head up and looking around long before his sisters had done. By the time he could walk, he was always in motion and required constant attention just to ensure his safety.

Oct 10, 2013 - - 5222
Understanding the autism spectrum

Autism is a spectrum of conditions characterised by social, communicative, sensory-motor and cognitive difficulties. The social and psychological consequences can be profound. This 20-week course provides an accessible introduction to the autistic spectrum, principles and problems of diagnosis, and biological and psychological approaches to explaining underlying causes.

Oct 07, 2013 - - 4746
Paul Brodie's Website

You'll find more information about Paul, Secondhand Autism and his other interests like music and comics (and even zombies).

Oct 07, 2013 - - 4958
Learn the Signs of Autism

Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and to advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Oct 07, 2013 - - 4220
Autism and Asperger's: Two Separate Conditions, or Not?

One of the most interesting ASD studies to emerge this year is titled, The relationship of Asperger’s syndrome to autism: a preliminary EEG coherence study. It’s brought to us by a team from Boston Children’s Hospital: Frank Duffy, Aditi Shankardass, Gloria B McAnulty, and Heidelise Als.

Oct 07, 2013 - - 3849
DSM-V: What Changes May Mean | Autism Research Institute

Updates to the APA in DSM-V - What do the changes mean to families living with Autism? The American Psychiatric Association board of trustees met Dec.

Oct 07, 2013 - - 4483
Five Great Apps for Kids with Autism

My name is Melissa Morganlander and my 5-year-old son, Quentin, has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS, a form of autism. Here are five great apps that have helped him greatly, which I have reviewed on my blog, the iQ Journals. 1.

Oct 07, 2013 - - 4376
Facilitated Communication: A Price Too High To Pay
  1. There are so many statements in this blog entry that I wish to comment and question, but let me start with just one quote from the section written by Professor James Todd. 2. In the middle of the second paragraph of his section, Professor Todd writes: "The family in the case was at those training sessions, as was I.
Oct 08, 2013 - - 3849
Our Prairie Home

Paul recommends this blog: "We are a homesteading, homeschooling family working towards living a more agrarian lifestyle...Our son, Pookie, is our youngest blessing and has Classic Autism. Though autistic, he is very bright, full of laughter and joy."

Oct 07, 2013 - - 5114
A novel screening method makes it easier to diagnose and treat children with autism

Researchers have developed a new screening method to diagnose autism, which unlike current methods does not rely on subjective criteria. These results are published in a series of studies in the open-access journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.

Oct 07, 2013 - - 4112
Self-Injurious Behavior | Autism Research Institute

Intervention. Nutritional and medical interventions can be implemented to normalize the person's biochemistry; this, in turn, may reduce the severe behavior. Although drugs are often used to increase serotonin levels or to decrease dopamine levels, the Autism Research Institute in San Diego has received reports from thousands of parents who have given their son/daughter vitamin B6, calcium and/or DMG.

Oct 07, 2013 - - 4640
Medical journal: Study linking autism, vaccines is 'elaborate fraud'

(CNN) -- A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines is an "elaborate fraud," according to a medical journal -- a charge the physician behind the study vigorously denies.

Oct 07, 2013 - - 5062
Vaccine Safety

A new study evaluating parents' concerns of "too many vaccines too soon" and autism has been published online in the Journal of Pediatrics [PDF - 256 KB] , March 29, 2013. It adds to the conclusion of a 2004 comprehensive review by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that there is not a causal relationship between certain vaccine types and autism.


History of Autism Infographics

Jun 18, 2014
History of Autism Infographics

An excellent infographic on the history of Autism.



About Author

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may also like

Development Learning/Memory

Episode 2: Rewards and Punishments

Do you believe in spanking children to get to them to behave? There is a lot of controversy, discussion and

Episode 21: Erikson’s Eight Stages of Life

This week we take a stroll through the various phases of life: from childhood, to adolescence, into mid-life and then